Tuesday, March 30, 2010
We've made major improvements in our technology and ways to make life "easier". In the process, we've lost the character that comes with the struggle.
We see it in our children, the more you give them, the less they respect it. If they have to earn it themselves, they learn more. Do we think we are any different?
It's no longer considered the right thing to do to argue vehemently for something you believe in.
We are weak. We are no longer "Americans".
Can we be restored?
Monday, March 29, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Teach our children now how great our founding fathers were.
Think about it.
Revenues have not been realized, rules in the system have not been followed. Incoming citizens or students moving into the working world and off their parents plans are supposed to wait six months before being eligible for the state program. All too often, bureaucrats are looking the other way as these new entrants, most of whom can't afford their own premiums, have been rushed into the medicaid based system.
Since medicaid/medicare reimbursements to hospitals have been reduced by 40%, many hospitals are experiencing financial crisis. Seven hospitals that care for the majority of the poor are going bankrupt and are filing suit against the state.
Premiums have gone up. More than premiums in most states.
In the annual budget for Massachusetts, the line item for health care has increased 52%.
Massachusetts has one advantage over a Federally run system, they can make changes in their system much easier to save their system. Or they could if they didn't have the federal government playing games with medicare reimbursements and having to wait till this vote on national healthcare is over. Right now, they are in limbo.
Great stuff huh??? And we keep hearing from the Democratic leaders that this bill is just the beginning.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
But here are Democrats rahming through legislation that would in effect tell ALL of us what to do with our bodies.
hmmmmm interesting thought!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
We also have every poll showing Americans are against this legislation.
Regardless of where you are on this issue, is it constitutional to begin with? First argument out of the box is the oft abused commerce clause, general welfare or taxing & spending, but this is an excellent write up by CNS News:
The Commerce Clause, which allows the federal government to regulate interstate commerce, does not apply to the health care bill, “because there is no interstate commerce when private citizens do not purchase health insurance,” The Conservative Action Project said. The Commerce Clause covers only those matters where citizens engage in voluntary economic activity.
“Government can only regulate economic action; it cannot coerce action on the part of private citizens who do not wish to participate in commerce,” the conservative group said.
Nor is the bill’s individual mandate authorized under the General Welfare Clause., which applies only to congressional spending. “It applies to money going out from the government; it does not confer or concern any government power to take in money, such as would happen with the individual mandate. Therefore the mandate is outside the scope of the General Welfare Clause.”
And finally, the Conservative Action Project says the individual mandate is not authorized under the Taxing and Spending Clause or Income Tax. The Constitution only allows certain types of taxation from the federal government, and the health care bill does fall in those categories.
Don't even go to the stupid auto insurance argument. If you don't have a car you are NOT forced to buy insurance.
I also usually hear some crap about "well then I guess social security is un-constitutional too". Actually, YES it is! The only way that was passed, FDR increased the number of court justices so he could pad it with buddies who would vote his way. He got a lot of legislation and entitlement programs through by CHEATING!
The biggest danger of this legislation is not just the establishment of yet another budget killing entitlement program as we all keep concentrating on. That by itself would be reason enough to be concerned.
No this is far more important and insidious. It is a direct assault on the 10th amendment. Nullification of states rights. Our republic was set up to have power begin with the people, THEN the states, THEN the Federal government. We have allowed ourselves to become complacent and have GIVEN AWAY our power.
Virginia today passed the American Legislative Exchange Council's Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, a state constitutional amendment that protects individuals, employers, and health care providers from being forced to participate in any health care system and preserves individuals' right to pay directly for care.
There are 37 other states with similar pending legislation. This is a big NO to the Federal mandate.
People, this should have been the rallying cry from the very beginning!!!!!!!! Why were we wasting time talking about money for abortions, single payer, exchanges, costs, etc., when the ENTIRE premise is flawed!!!! NOW, senators are starting to wake up. Hmmmm, just in time to get re-elected?
Tea Party lawyers are getting prepared to take this to court. We will be watching this.
Don't give me any crap about falling prey to the multi-billion dollar special interests of the insurance companies. They have nothing to do with this.
If we continue to let Washington run over the states rights, we'll either loose all our rights and there will be no difference living in Texas versus New York. OR, we will have another Civil war.
We were originally These United States of America. That is important. Without these distinctions to separate one from another, preserving their rights, then we will only exist as one entity, until that entity is absorbed into the next entity. There is already talk of a North American Union similar to the EU.
At what point is it ok to lose our identity. The hell with health care. This is a fight for our existance.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Thanks to Jen and Kylie for keeping ya'll up to date. Can NOT believe I had a socialist posting here LOL!!! JUST KIDDING KYLIE!!!!! I'll catch it for that.
I was in the hospital for one of those lovely big masses we get from time to time and incredibly high blood pressure. Mass is out, no cancer (YESSSSS), on bp meds with a side dressing of demoral (yeah), probably spelled that wrong, but you get the drift.
Just reinforced my belief that we have the best health care in the world! And I'll be passing around the plate to help me pay for it.... KIDDING!
Sarge gave me orders to take it easy so I'm gonna do just that, for at least a day, then LOOK OUT LIBERALS/PROGRESSIVES.
later and hugs all around
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Okay? nuff said.
Monday, March 1, 2010
He is a part of the Brecht Forum, The New York Marxist School.
Classic Cloward & Piven as Glenn Says.